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Freakonomics

What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

This week's podcast is a rebroadcast of our episode called “What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the med...

Should Tipping Be Banned? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of our episode called “Should Tipping Be Banned?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You c...

How Much Does Your Name Matter? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of our episode called “How Much Does Your Name Matter?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above....

A Podcast User’s Guide for People Who Don’t Use iTunes or iPhones

We routinely hear from people who've heard about our Freakonomics Radio podcast, but feel somewhat shut out from the podcasting world because they don't use an iPhone or iTunes. So here are some al...

Does Religion Make You Happy? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

This week’s episode is called “Does Religion Make You Happy?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the trans...

Does Religion Make You Happy? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Does Religion Make You Happy?.“ [AMBI: Birds chirping] JOEL: Jesus can’t keep the heat out in there! WAYNE: Woo man, nice and w...

Why You Should Bribe Your Kids: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

This week’s episode is called “Why You Should Bribe Your Kids.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the...

Why You Should Bribe Your Kids: Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Why You Should Bribe Your Kids.“ [MUSIC: Pearl Django, “La Rive Gauche” (from Under Paris Skies)] Stephen J. DUBNER: Hello, J...

Here’s One Way to Fight the Obesity Epidemic: Free Stomach Surgery

From the (U.K.) Times: Up to a million obese people will be offered weight-loss surgery on the NHS, under controversial new guidelines. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice)...

What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

This week’s episode is called “What Do King Solomon and David Lee Roth Have in Common?” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above...